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Ufana
Basic information Name: Ufana
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1957
Country: Tanzania
Mass:help 189.2 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 10  (1958)  Mesosiderite
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  EL6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  EL6
Recommended:  EL6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 117 approved meteorites classified as EL6.   [show all]
Search for other: EL chondrites, Enstatite chondrites, Enstatite chondrites (type 4-7), and Enstatite-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 10:
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UFANA Near Ufana, Tanganyika, φ = 4° 16' S' ; λ = 35° 21'3. Fall 1957, August 5, about 18h 20m local time.

Stony- iron; mesosiderite.

Two fragments of one individual specimen by weight, 101.1 and 88.1 g.

It was observed the bolide and a sounds were heard at a radius of some 130 km.

Source: A report prof. W. Campbell Smith in a letter to E. L.Krinov on August 29,1958 (by a paper of J.R. Harpum in Records Geol. Surv, Tanganyika Terr. for 1957).

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 10, Moscow (1958)
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Geography:

Tanzania
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (4° 16'S, 35° 21'E)
     Recommended::   (4° 16'S, 35° 21'E)

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     This is 1 of 3 approved meteorites from Arusha, Tanzania
     This is 1 of 10 approved meteorites from Tanzania
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